We have previously written about what jet lag is, the symptoms and how to overcome it. In this article we will discuss tips on how to prevent Jet Lag.
Arrive early. – If you need to preform at your best for an important meeting or event arrive a few days early to adjust to your new timezone.
Get plenty of rest before your trip. Get the rest you need before your trip. Set a good sleeping schedule.
Gradually adjust your schedule before you leave. Mayo Clinic states,“If you’re traveling east, try going to bed one hour earlier each night for a few days before your departure. Go to bed one hour later for several nights if you’re flying west. If possible, eat meals closer to the time you’ll be eating them at your destination.”
Stay on your new schedule. Avoid sleeping until night in new area, time meals with local meals and set your watch to the new time zone. Following a schedule can help you reduce the symptoms of Jet Lag.
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water on the plane and during your adventure. Avoid alcohol and caffeine as these can dehydrate you and dehydration can create more severe jet lag symptoms.
Try to sleep on the plane if it’s nighttime at your destination. If it is daytime in the new location try to avoid sleeping. Though if it is nighttime in your destination try out eye masks and earplugs to block out noise and light to get a nice nap before arriving.
If you try these tips and avoid the symptoms of jet lag please share your experience in the comments below.
Source – MayoClinic.com
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